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East Ridge senior running back Nick Leach ran for 223 yards and two touchdowns on just 15 carries as the Raptors rolled over the Bears 48-15 in the season opener on Thursday night in Woodbury. (Bulletin photos by Patrick Johnson)

East Ridge football: Raptors run over White Bear Lake 48-15 in opener

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The question on many minds entering the 2013 season was whether or not the East Ridge football team would be able to live up to its preseason hype.


The Raptors answered the critics in their home opener on Thursday night in Woodbury.

Led by an impressive rushing performance and a staunch defense, East Ridge started the season with a 48-15 win over White Bear Lake at the Raptors Nest.

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Patrick Johnson
Patrick Johnson has been the South Washington County Bulletin’s sports editor since 2008. He reports on and oversees coverage of high school and amateur sports in south Washington County and Woodbury. Prior to joining the Bulletin, Johnson worked for other Twin Cities suburban newspapers. He is a University of Minnesota graduate.
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